Radiation Poisoning Sucks
Poisoning in a post apocalyptic world of doom.
So... [cue a lot of coughing] that was fun.
I'm kinda over this radiation bullshit.
Anyone get eaten?
[ Good God you had him worried half to death. ]
It's nice to hear your voice again, despite the coughing.
[terribly sorry about that; there was a thing~]
I think I'm regrowing my oesophagus. I sounded like a dude yesterday.
Are you alright? I tried looking for you after I got out of the clinic...but I couldn't find you.
[ And if he can't feel anyone, well, that usually meant they were dead. Boy. Did he ever feel guilty. ]
Yeah. There was a thing, in a place. And I got radiation poisoning again.
[yeah; we're over the radiation thing now]
Don't be...I was just scared. I'm just glad you're safe.
And I didn't get the chance to thank you for before. I put your life in great danger and I'm very sorry for that.
Yeah, still. I'll mind my black levels. [seriously, the radiation thing is so old~]
We risk each others lives all the time. It's no big. And it was for Lauren anyway. So, no harm.
[ He didn't care what it was. His best friend's life was in danger, this time because of him. ]
No, we don't. It was a very big deal. Not only was it insubordination, but it could have cost you your life. I find that to be very harmful.
[ Though honestly Grant would have saved any of their team in favor of his own life; he was just that way. But he knew he had put all logic aside for Lauren's sake. While that gave him a new sense of reason, it also scared him. ] ...I still have to tell Jason. If he doesn't already know.
Okay, take a breath and let it go. I pretty much risk my own life all by my little self, so don't stress.
And second, [this is important, Grant, pay attention] if Jason doesn't know, don't say shit. At all. To anyone.
Seriously, you can just drag my ass outta trouble some time and we'll call evens. [woobie has so much to learn about insubordination~ like not 'fessing up.]
[ He lets out a sigh. Telling him to let something like that go was like telling the sun not to rise. But the next subject was way more important. ]
Mercy, I'm not going to lie to him.
[ Grant actually has a conscious Mercy. A very large, deep conscious that will eat him alive. Even for things he's not guilty for. ] I will drag you out of trouble whenever you need me to regardless. But I won't lie to him. [ That's double insubordination. ]
I'm not saying lie. There's a big difference between deception and subterfuge. I'm saying, just don't bring it up. [she's gonna try her hardest to get this through to him]
I mean, realistically, we were saving Lauren's life, so who knows what could've happened if we hadn't disobeyed a direct order. [she is aware that this is huge for him, but she does this shit every week] Can't you just...omit certain facts?
Withholding information is the same thing as lying. Being insubordinate is enough, I will not be a liar.
[ But he will be a bitch to his conscience. ] I do not believe disobeying the order and saving Lauren's life was wrong, nor do I regret it. But it doesn't change what I've done to anything other that what it is.
[if she had a wall, she'd smack her head against it]
Okay, fine. If he brings it up, just remember, I was there too. And Lauren really did need saving. Probably gonna want to point that out. Play up the facts. Appeal to his Papa Bear instincts.
[ This isn't easy for him, Mercy. Disappointing Papa Bear is a very big 'do not want' for the woobie. ]
I will tell him everything he needs to hear. What happened, why, and my apology. But only for being insubordinate. [ Hell if he's going to apologize for saving Lauren's life. ]
This is..going to severely compromise our trust, I think. [ And he just got it back after having it taken away for something he'd yet to do. ]
Try not worry about it. He's gotta know by now that we'll pretty much do anything for each other, right? [she says pretty much cause there are some things that nature says don't do and you just don't do it. she won't give examples]
I'm sure he'll get over it pretty quick. I can annoy the shit out him if it helps.
I hope you're right. [ There's nothing he fears more after hearing about their time frame than being hated or despised by the only ones he cares about. ]
Something tells me that wouldn't help, but I appreciate it.
There's nothing that better highlights a well-behaved child, than an unruly one. Really, I can be that annoying.
[so innocent, so caring. poor woobie]
I know your will is as strong as your head. But being annoying when Jason is already mad won't help but make him even moreso.
Actions come with consequences and I have to face mine.
Au contraire, mon frère. When you wind him up, the way I wind him up, he appreciates everyone else a little more.
It's one of his many tells. [sigh] Really, don't fret it. I'm sure it'll all be fine. It is the first time you've ever done anything like this. [for you, anyway. there was that time in the future where you went psycho, but let's not talk about that.]
[ Yes, please, lets not talk about that... ]
So what do you make of this change to the land?
[nice subject change]
Dude, this is way off the chart weird. I mean, I'm lost. Totally lost.
[ smart cookie, this one. ]
Where do you need to get to?
Well, see, I just sorta [broke out] got released from the clinic. And I used to know how to get to the house from there. But now, well.
It moved. Didn't it.
Everything moved. And increased in size, significantly.
[ He takes a second to locate you so he can give you proper directions. ]
You're not far. But there is a large quantity of radiation between you and the house. Take care to stay around it, but if you head northwest and towards the park, you'll run into the house.
...Would you like me to come get you? [ Because he'll just die if you run into more radiation and he knows you're not fully recovered yet. ]
[muttering;] Of course there's radiation, when isn't there radiation, just my fucking luck I'll fall in the damn stuff. [/muttering]
Um, y'know sure. If you're not up to something or anything or whatever. [this is her asking for help without asking for help, fun, isn't it.]
[ If he wasn't in such a horrible mood he might have laughed at her muttering. But he had already left the house as soon as he'd asked her and was well on his way. ]
I'm on my way, stay put.
[ He was going to help you whether you liked it or not actually... ]
Okay, I'll just be leaning here again this wall and hope that it doesn't decide to move too.
[aww; he's just too sweet. she's gonna pinch his cheeks~]